For a sailor, there's nothing quite as embarrassing as getting caught in a storm and having to radio the Coast Guard to rescue you from inside the car wash. Make your sailing dreams a reality with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for a two-hour intro-to-sailing experience (a $150 value)
- $247 for two three-hour sailing lessons (a $495 value)
During the intro-to-sailing session, students learn fundamentals such as marine terminology, boat parts, and sail operation, getting hands-on experience or just sitting back and enjoying their time at sea. Alternatively, the two lessons teach progressively more advanced techniques, beginning with a focus on vessel safety, harbor orientation, tacking, jibing, and casting off. The second lesson discusses points of sail and de-rigging as well as collision avoidance, tacking and jibing, and knot tying.
Marina Sailing recommends that participants bring a bottle of water, take a non-prescription anti-motion sickness medication if they're unused to seafaring, and wear nonskid, closed-toe shoes. All classes take place inside the harbor.
Marina Sailing Newport Beach
Californians realize their nautical dreams at six harbors along the coast, thanks to the skilled guidance and boat rentals of Marina Sailing Newport Beach. The company's instructors—who are certified by the American Sailing Association or who are USCG licensed-captains—have been teaching people how to safely navigate Pacific waters since 1962. Whether looking to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat, navigate the ocean by following celestial bodies and stalled spaceships, or just spend a few sunshine-filled hours on the water, fledgling sailors can find the proper training and equipment from Marina Sailing's crew. A fleet of more than 80 boats features convenient amenities such as marine barbecues, stereos, and hot showers.